Olympic weightlifter snaps arm doing clean

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Olympic weightlifter snaps arm doing clean

#1 Postby damdaman » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:29 am

This is painful to watch...
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Re: Olympic weightlifter snaps arm doing clean

#2 Postby VeganDeVil » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:40 am

Oh no! NO! NO! Oh, I couldn't even watch the video, just seeing the picture of that poor guy.... oh man. I can't even imagine.

That image is going to stay with me. THANKS!! :D :D :D

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Re: Olympic weightlifter snaps arm doing clean

#3 Postby Jason » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:57 am

I had to cross my arms, holding my elbows to watch it.
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Re: Olympic weightlifter snaps arm doing clean

#4 Postby bronco » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:43 am

That is a snatch, not a clean. Those kind of injuries seem to happen every now and then at top level lifting, but I hear they usually heal pretty well.
Awful to watch for sure.

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Re: Olympic weightlifter snaps arm doing clean

#5 Postby chrisjs » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:53 am

Ouch!

And yeah, it's a snatch. Also he popped it out of the joint and ripped some connective tissues. When I initially read "snaps" I thought bone. Still sucks.

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Re: Olympic weightlifter snaps arm doing clean

#6 Postby medman » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:55 am

I saw this happen, while I was at the gym no less! I was watching the lifting, not paying all that much attention until that happened and I just thought "Oh crap, that's not the way an arm should look..."

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Re: Olympic weightlifter snaps arm doing clean

#7 Postby marrieX » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:29 am

What sport should bocome an olympic sport? Some sports, highly competitive and with a lot of fans are, still, not part of the Olympic Games. In your opinion, what sport or sports should become olympic? And why?


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